Tag Archives: Policy Development

Health Inequalities, Social Inequality and Inequalities in Life Expectancy: Recent History and Policy Implications (King’s Fund)

Summary It has been known for some time that persons living in neighbourhood areas with higher levels of income deprivation have statistically lower life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy. This relationship has become known as the “Marmot curve”. This report … Continue reading

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Government Launches Mental Health Taskforce (Department of Health / NHS England)

Summary The Deputy Prime Minister has established, and will chair, a Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet ministers from across government departments. A number of issues will be examined urgently. “The taskforce will include the Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Fit and Proper Persons Test Regulations / Statutory Duty of Candour / Fundamental Standards (Department of Health)

Summary Directors of NHS providers will have to meet a fit and proper person test from October 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) can insist on the removal of directors who fail this test. Statutory Duty … Continue reading

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NHS Funding Shortage Forecast: Debate Proposed (BBC News / Times / House of Commons Health Select Committee / Nuffield Trust / Independent)

Summary Nine influential signatories to a letter published in the Times have asked for a national debate on how the NHS in England is funded. The authors of this letter assert that challenges from an ageing and growing population, plus … Continue reading

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Government Response Health Select Committee’s Report on Public Health England (Department of Health)

Summary The government has responded to the House of Commons Health Select Committee (HSC) report on Public Health England, published in February 2014. The response addresses concerns about PHE’s independence, policy work and relationship with the government. PHE has to be … Continue reading

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Priorities for Essential Change in Mental Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, speaking to BBC News ahead of a conference at which the government unveiled the new mental health strategy, commented how the NHS has been wrong to treat mental illness as a poor cousin of physical health. There remains too much prejudice, stigma and discrimination about mental health issues. … Continue reading

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Policies on Ageing (Centre for Policy on Ageing)

Summary This online resource, from the Centre for Policy on Ageing, offers an easy to browse list of important policy documents, reports and briefings relating to issues concerning the care of older people and broader implications of an ageing population. … Continue reading

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